March 25, 2021
DA Mike Schmidt announces support of HB 3265
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt proudly announced his support for House Bill 3265, which removes barriers to justice and maintains Oregon’s courts as welcoming and available for all.
District Attorney Mike Schmidt said:
“Access to our courts is among the most foundational rights of our democracy. When any member of our community is denied access to the courts or made afraid to report a crime against themselves or anyone else, we are all less safe. HB 3265 maintains the integrity of our judicial system for all those who come in pursuit of justice.”
House Bill 3265 is first and foremost a public safety bill. It will decouple local law enforcement databases and resources from ICE enforcement; maintain clear lines of separation between state and Federal enforcement, protects state resources from appropriation for non-state purposes; and will maintain the integrity of our judicial system for all those who come in pursuit of justice.
House Bill 3265 further allows Oregon prosecutors and the court to deploy the state’s library of evidence based rehabilitative programs to undocumented defendants who are incarcerated in Oregon’s jails and prisons, decreasing the odds that they will reoffend in the future.
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt would like to recognize Latino Network for their effort working on HB 3265.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office